Coast Guard Rescues Man Near Man Sanibel Island, Fla.

Southeastern Coast Guard News
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — One man was rescued by the Coast Guard after the 26-foot boat he was aboard began taking on water three miles south of Sanibel Island, Monday.

Rescued was David Brown, 38.

Brown contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg via VHF-FM channel 16 and his cellular phone reporting he was the only person aboard his vessel, Archangel, and was trying to keep up with the flooding using a hand pump.

The 26-foot sailing boat, Archangel, sinks three miles south of Sanibel Island, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. The vessel sank after a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach rescued the person aboard and attempted to dewater the vessel unsuccessfully. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The 26-foot sailing boat, Archangel, sinks three miles south of Sanibel Island, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. u.s. Coast Guard photo

A 29-foot Response Boat — Small II boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach arrived on scene and attempted to dewater the vessel unsuccessfully.

As his vessel sank Brown was taken aboard the Coast Guard boat and was transported back to the station with no injuries.

He will make salvage plans for his vessel.

There is no report of pollution.

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